Our president’s message

Greece is the land that gave birth to Hippocrates of Kos (Ἱπποκράτης ὁ Κῷος c. 460 – c. 370 BC). Doctors over the centuries inherited from the “Father of Medicine” the charter of medical conduct, the still today honored “Hippocratic Oath”. Here healthcare services and medicine meet modern expertise and Greek hospitality, creating a unique mixture that welcomes you and wishes you “γειά σου” (geiá sou), meaning have Good Health.

Greece being the crossroad between East and West, South and North, is the place where civilizations, religions and people with different cultures are welcomed and respected.

Into the Hellenic hospitals, the 4th Industrial Revolution -the era of artificial intelligence, cloud computing, robotics, Internet of Things and moreover the precision medicine- is already a reality.

ELITOUR proudly participates and supports the Greek Cooperative Formation (Cluster), aiming to the development and promotion of Health Tourism combining high quality medical and wellness services with a unique Touristic destination.

Undoubtedly, Greece is THE destination for health/medical form of tourism which can bring significant growth and economic prosperity as it is evolving rapidly and continuously worldwide. Health tourist seeking medical services in orthopedics, ophthalmology, plastic & cosmetic surgery, dermatology, fertility, transplantation, cardiac surgery, dialysis, dentistry, rehabilitation, anti-aging, wellness, and thermal medicine, must opt Greece.

The year of 2021 is one that doomed humanity under the threat of Novel Coronavirus pandemic. Considering it, Greek tourism is projected to be “best than the rest”, with the vaccination program against COVID-19 being the ace up our sleeves. ELITOUR aims to create a strong brand name and reputation for the Greek market, as an attractive health tourism destination. Since health tourism has given the opportunity to countries of completely different profiles to develop into important medical destinations, it goes without question that Greece will acquire that share in the global market, a share that belongs to Greece and is well deserved.

George Patoulis – Doctor

President of Elitour

President of Athens Medical Association 

President of Global Doctors’ Hippocratic Institute